## Power to a generator.

Hi I have this idea I was thinking of: may not be great but seems to be good.
The idea is to have a 15 amp motor connected to a alternator via a pulley/belt system.
Having that motor connected to a inverter, so when you turn on the inverter it would turn on the power to the motor causing the alternator to turn. Then by activating the voltage regulator on the alternator you should start making the battery recharge right? If so you should be able to connect a second motor at 13 amps which would then be connected to a generator. Using the 13 amp motor instead of the gas motor you should be able run the generator right?

The guys at the local car parts store saw that the first motor actually charges the battery while it is hooked up to the inverter and the alternator. The in verter should according to the voltometer they put on it shows it has an additional 45 amps, output so it stands to reason one more motor running less than the motor connected to the alternator should keep the battery charged for some time before having to change the battery. In the mean time you can have all the lights in the house connected to the generator. there for illiminating part of your electric bill due to the lights being powered that way.

Would this be right?

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 Quote by jaypar Hi I have this idea I was thinking of: may not be great but seems to be good. The idea is to have a 15 amp motor connected to a alternator via a pulley/belt system. Having that motor connected to a inverter, so when you turn on the inverter it would turn on the power to the motor causing the alternator to turn. Then by activating the voltage regulator on the alternator you should start making the battery recharge right? If so you should be able to connect a second motor at 13 amps which would then be connected to a generator. Using the 13 amp motor instead of the gas motor you should be able run the generator right? The guys at the local car parts store saw that the first motor actually charges the battery while it is hooked up to the inverter and the alternator. The in verter should according to the voltometer they put on it shows it has an additional 45 amps, output so it stands to reason one more motor running less than the motor connected to the alternator should keep the battery charged for some time before having to change the battery. In the mean time you can have all the lights in the house connected to the generator. there for illiminating part of your electric bill due to the lights being powered that way. Would this be right?
Sounds like the guys at the auto parts store are pulling your leg. If you want to power your house, just use a gas powered generator. Why all the extra stuff?
 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Ahhhhhh yet another trying to do perpetual motion it comes up so often in so many forums due to all the losses involved you can never generate as much or more power than what is being consumed in the system. The charging current to the battery from the generator will never keep up with the current drain from the battery as it powers the electric motor. Its not going to take too long before the battery can no longer supply the current to drive the motor. Dave